The median contractor rate for a Network Security Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Architect
UK
Rank 555 613 617
Rank change year-on-year +58 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Architect 28 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.051% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.053% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 7
Median daily rate £500 £525 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +19.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £452 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £625 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £575 £440
% change year-on-year -15.21% +30.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Architect in the UK

Network Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Security Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Architect in the UK

Network Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Architect over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Architect in the UK

Network Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Security Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Architect in the UK

Network Security Architect
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 25 £483 -8.09% 1
London +36 15 £500 -4.76% 1
South East +7 5 £464 -25.84%
West Midlands +18 4 £506 +3.31%
Hampshire +13 3 £464 -25.84%
Basingstoke - 3 £464 -
Edinburgh - 3 £540 -
Scotland - 3 £540 -
City of London - 2 £575 -
Berkshire +26 1 £425 -
Coventry - 1 £500 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £513 -
Slough - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £513 -
Surrey - 1 - -

Network Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Network Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Security Architect in the job title.

1 43 (76.79%) Network Security
2 28 (50.00%) Cisco
3 24 (42.86%) Firewall
4 19 (33.93%) WAN
5 16 (28.57%) LAN
5 16 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 14 (25.00%) Finance
7 11 (19.64%) MPLS
8 10 (17.86%) CCNP
9 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.07%) VPN
9 9 (16.07%) DMZ
9 9 (16.07%) Juniper
9 9 (16.07%) Wireless
9 9 (16.07%) F5
10 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
10 8 (14.29%) TOGAF
10 8 (14.29%) CCIE
11 7 (12.50%) Windows
11 7 (12.50%) Network Design
12 6 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
12 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
13 5 (8.93%) Information Security
13 5 (8.93%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (8.93%) Internet
13 5 (8.93%) ITIL
13 5 (8.93%) Citrix
13 5 (8.93%) CISSP

Network Security Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Office 365
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (76.79%) Network Security
2 24 (42.86%) Firewall
3 19 (33.93%) WAN
4 16 (28.57%) LAN
5 11 (19.64%) MPLS
6 9 (16.07%) DMZ
6 9 (16.07%) VPN
6 9 (16.07%) Wireless
7 5 (8.93%) Internet
8 4 (7.14%) BGP
8 4 (7.14%) DNS
8 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (7.14%) SAN
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (5.36%) DAB
9 3 (5.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.36%) SSL
10 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) Big Data
1 1 (1.79%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.79%) DocumentDB
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Swedish Language
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) BYOD
4 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Solaris
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 7 (12.50%) Network Design
3 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
4 5 (8.93%) Information Security
4 5 (8.93%) ITIL
4 5 (8.93%) Network Management
4 5 (8.93%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (5.36%) Boundary Protection
6 3 (5.36%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.36%) IT Strategy
6 3 (5.36%) Presales
6 3 (5.36%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.36%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.57%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.57%) Migration
7 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.57%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (17.86%) CCNP
3 8 (14.29%) CCIE
4 5 (8.93%) CISSP
4 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.36%) CCNA
6 3 (5.36%) CISA
6 3 (5.36%) CISM
6 3 (5.36%) CLAS
6 3 (5.36%) JNCIP
6 3 (5.36%) JNCIS
6 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.57%) MCSE
8 1 (1.79%) Degree
8 1 (1.79%) MCSA
8 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (50.00%) Cisco
2 14 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (16.07%) F5
3 9 (16.07%) Juniper
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
5 5 (8.93%) Citrix
5 5 (8.93%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 4 (7.14%) VMware
7 3 (5.36%) Aruba
7 3 (5.36%) Forcepoint
7 3 (5.36%) HP
8 2 (3.57%) AlgoSec
8 2 (3.57%) ScanSafe
8 2 (3.57%) Splunk
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
9 1 (1.79%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.79%) Mercator
9 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com